Navy to join Japan, S. Korea in drill aimed at N. Korea weapons shipping
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The United States, Japan and South Korea will practice detecting and stopping ships carrying weapons of mass destruction during a sea exercise this weekend.
The trilateral exercise comes in light of North Korea’s continued work on its nuclear weapons and missile program, South Korean defense officials told reporters in Seoul on Thursday.
The maritime interdiction operation will be held Saturday and Sunday in international waters south of South Korea’s Jeju Island, Yonhap News reported.
The sea services also will conduct search and rescue exercises aimed at rescuing personnel on disabled ships, the report said.
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